Report: Falcons' Moore charged with battery

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeApril 19, 2013


Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore was charged with simple battery Thursday after he was arrested in Fulton County, Ga., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
According to the newspaper, Moore was booked into Fulton County Jail, but no further details were available.
The Falcons issued a statement that read, "We are aware of the situation involving William Moore and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time."
Moore, 27, and the Falcons agreed to terms on a five-year, $30 million contract in March. According to the Journal-Constitution, $14 million is guaranteed.
Moore had 105 tackles and four interceptions last season and was a Pro Bowl alternate, even though he missed four games with a hamstring injury.
The Falcons' second-round pick in 2009 out of Missouri, Moore saw little action as a rookie, then started 15, 11 and 12 games the past three seasons. He had a career-high five interceptions in 2010.